Saturday, November 15, 2014

orange cats and black dogs and big orange buses and even huger yellow leaves

 you know it's cold when the kitties sit THIS close to one another ;)
i think the stare-y eyes mean "please turn on the heating....
and while you're on your feet, fill up the food bowl too":)
 just another Monday morning in paradise
he HAD to check out the Wimpy Kid bus 
 eh, it was alright (OK it was t-o-t-a-l-l-y cool!!!)
 i want to go to Paris for hot chocolate
random pictures of black dogs :)
i'm grateful for 10mm lenses and walks in the woods
 sometimes i get to school 5 minutes early (on purpose)
so i can go and sit by this perfect lake for those perfect 5 minutes
for real xoxo

Thursday, November 06, 2014

coffee and Taylor and apples and books

drinking
coffee.  with non-dairy creamer and sweet-n-lo.  third cup. 

listening
to birds - it's a perfectly quiet and still Thursday morning in leafy suburbia

hating
anything that starts with the words "keep calm and..." (i r-e-f-u-s-e to keep calm EVER, but on demand??  no.) and anything Frozen (i am SO grateful for my kids anti-obsession with Disney and movies that make my eyes/ears want to die).  and bad perfumes.  and animal prints.  and the new Taylor Swift album.  and soccer.  omg soccer JUST BE DONE ALREADY!  weekends are for trips to Cape Cod and the Hamptons and estate sale shopping and seashell collecting and marathon TV watching.  NOT for soccer.  never for soccer  

going
to the British store today.  i need selection boxes and advent calendars with edible chocolate and those big huge tubes of Smarties :)  

also going
to New Hampshire.  the best place to buy things with an apple logo on them :)

waiting
for boots to arrive (pretty much always).  and fancy new work pants (gasp: i have a JOB!  uhuh!!).  and hula hoops and walkers crisps and monster munch and jaffa cakes.  (you should never cruise amazon.com in the dead of night when you're starving and homesick :)

 we picked Empire apples in the Empire state
 Lake Champlain and  Burlington 
 painting of a cat (kind of)
 she's angry i didn't paint her ;)
 somewhere in Vermont where i bought absolutely nothing
 there was a very faint rainbow but our street was so pretty and luminous!
 he loves throwing out-of-date eggs into the forest 
they don't break for some reason and today one got stuck in a tree!!
it was like totally mind-blowing!
 why i love Manchester part 23955493 
(i am SO HOMESICK for british people.....)
i got a huuuuge french fry at McDs that was like three fries wide.
but i ate it.  and didn't take a picture.
 why you can never walk up or down the stairs with your eyes closed
 the new Wimpy Kid book is magical :)

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

home, school and New York....

 datenight = back-to-school night.  jealous?  me either 
 bangers beans and mash (it's a song that you can eat ;)
 rain-ish
 Lake Champlain VT
a pointlessly tall filing cabinet in deepest Vermont

 i have a new love: it's the Hamptons :)
penne a la vodka, NY pizza and garlic knots... and Law and Order
what every Friday night should be like :)
 Chinatown NYC
 Central Park

before school

Monday, September 15, 2014

back to school

listening 
to iTunes (i'm cruising the Bs and the Ps for possible karaoke matches for my hideous and tuneless voice)  so far I am the closest match to Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Beck and Elvis (gasp.... am i a MAN???!!! and i mean NO OFFENSE to the above mentioned gentlemen who i am sure are reading this... you are NOT hideous and tuneless at all.  AT ALL!)

hating
people who complain about getting that free U2 album.  seriously, maybe consider that life could be worse: like you could get your head cut off and youtubed around the world to everyone's complete horror.  but a free album.... honestly....?  hmm

loving
wearing long sleeves and jeans!  Summer sucks.  but Fall equals sassy new boots and wonderful aran sweaters and pie: lots and lots of pie!!!!  oh California, you were such a complete waste of time and we are never ever getting back together.  like. EVER.

last Summer lunch together at Stash

 
 first day of school for Danny
(don't ask what happened to Sam's first day pic... i have major guilt over that ;)
 
 first day of school treat.... because i am soooo that Mum ;)
for Christmas i want a huuuuge iphone and this wonderful creature
 
 Danny is learning the drums.  in the basement.  
with the muffler thing on the drum FOREVER! :)
 
  torpastas at Bertucci's!

 dear Monday morning bus driver lady: i love you!!!

 this was NOT for the faint of heart.  or the dizzy.  
spraying window polish on the floor :|
now the floor is very beautiful and shiny.  but deadly to walk on!